Sr. Apparel Designer - Menswear


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Sr. Apparel Designer - Menswear, Harley-Davidson


Milwaukee, United States


Executive / Coordinator


Design (Garments & Accessories)



Full-time, 90K - 100K

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Job Description

With creative freedom and high-level direction, the Menswear Designer is to initiate concepts seasonally that are dynamic, fashion and moto driven, and emulative of the creative vision of the H-D aesthetic. Further, this position directly supports the GM Product Development Manager by executing design development and execution of product that closely adheres to the brand’s vision and direction.


  • Partner closely with GM Creative Director to consistently develop and improve the H-D men’s collection.
  • Create sketches, illustrations and style information for designated product in line with H-D aesthetic.
  • Responsible for creation, development and execution of materials, sketches, prints, trim and hardware for product development.
  • Collaborate with all members of the H-D design team to ensure cohesiveness of products.
  • Lead and participate in regular team meetings to reinforce close communication on design-related processes and related matters.
  • Identify/source material references for inspiration; monitor industry trends.
  • Brainstorm new concepts with Design team.
  • Partner with production team to manage assigned work from inception or product throughout completion.
  • Participate in preparation of line for various meetings, photo shoots and market presentations.
  • Adhere to design calendar deadlines and timelines; ensuring all designs are completed accurately and on time.
  • Mentor Design Interns, assigning projects and duties in line with H-D’s internship program.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years relevant experience, including sketching and illustration, specifically in men’s apparel and accessories.
  • Functional design experience a plus.
  • Keen understanding of proportions, measurements and garment construction.
  • Degree in Design, Textiles or related field preferred.
  • Strong ability to work autonomously; keen time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to work well with tight deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills with general knowledge in basic design software (photoshop, illustrator, etc.).
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to engage and interact with a diverse workforce.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability and desire to mentor/motivate a team.

About Us

Throughout the world, Harley-Davidson unites people deeply, passionately and authentically. From town to town and country to country, H-D’s ideals of freedom and self-expression transcend cultures, gender and age. Igniting the fire within people on the many roads of the world is what we are all about. Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders come from diverse backgrounds, and we welcome all to come as they are. What all riders have in common regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity is they are all freedom-loving, adventure-seeking individuals who aspire to the things we believe in the most: the rebel spirit in all of us, living authentically, love, unity, individuality, personal freedom and authenticity. On our quest to build the next generation of riders globally, we welcome all who share these beliefs and a desire to explore the world on two wheels.